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>> israel's military storms a compound in occupied east jerusalem injury 17 palestinians. you are watching al jazeera live from doha. also coming up on the program, hungarian police detain more than 9,000 refugees crossing into the country from serbia. several european countries tighten border controls. malcolm turnbull is sworn in as australia's new prime minister, its fourth leader in two years. [singing]
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>> and the winner is? the pakistani woman whop won a u.n. award for her work with refugees. israel's military has stormed a compound in occupied east jerusalem. it's the third time since sunday. tuesday marks the start of a jewish new year when jews are allowed access to the site. it's inside the old city. for muslims, it's the third holiest site. it's also the most sacred site in judiasm. scott, arrests and injuries.
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tell us what's been happening. >> reporter: the latest, you can see the flash point, the compound just over my soldier. it's been quiet the last couple of hours. what happened in the early morning hours, israeli police who are an occupying force went into the mosque. they said they went into arrest stone-throws youths. this is something, again, that we have seen in the last three days mainly because this time of year is sensitive. obviously, this is a sensitive site, but a sensitive time of year. jews are marking their new year. that will end at sundown today. so a lot more tourists as well as activists try to get into this compound. they are allowed to get in there for a tour, but not allowed to pray. and that stokes a lot of tension with the muslims who are at the
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compound and at the mosque. it's something that's happened in previous years during this period. it's a very, very charged time in a very, very charged area. that's why we have seen it. we have seen these flashes, these conflicts in the early morning hours just before they open the gates. and that's, again, what we have seen today on tuesday morning. >> this is a very sensitive site. it has been a flash point in the past. the prime minister of israel has said that he will never change the status quo of that site. many palestinians are worried that it will change. >> absolutely. everyone has said they will keep the status quo. the jordanians are the caretakers of the site. these police, not military, not army that guards the gate that
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goes into the compound. and then also other muslim groups they try to protect the site as well. we have got a lot of factions. the status quo is that. it's pushed when we see things like we have seen over the last three days. the israeli prime minister called for a special security meeting once the sun goes down tuesday. he says because of what's been escalating over the last couple of days, he wants a security meeting. we also know that palestinian factions are going to hold rallies after prayers on friday because of this escalation in tension here. >> thank you for that. hungarian police have rounded up over 9,300 refugees crossing into the country. that comes after a meeting after governments failed to reach consensus on relocating the refugees.
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the idea has been rejected by several european nations including hungary. it has closed its border crossings and just enactedded a tough new immigration law that means refugees face deportation and jail. austria, slovak kia and netherlands said they would bring border checks back. germany has enacted border checks. >> reporter: while grateful for the food, he knows he has barely enough time to eat. >> translator: we were afraid they were going to close the border. we all the death and destruction we have seen, the families have come so far, we ask hungary, please, let us through. >> reporter: the refugees are running against the clock. even the wounded must find the stamina to continue.
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he shows me scars from the injuries he sustained in iraq. after escaping death, he decided to get his family out of basra by any means necessary. >> translator: we are trying any way we know how. we came all this way to get to europe and we'll try any way possible to keep going, to get all the way here from south iraq and to be stopped, no, we have to keep going. >> reporter: despite the hardships, his wife and children are still hopeful they will be able to make it over the next border. others aren't as optimistic. crossing from serbia into hungary, the refugees must walk along these railroad tracks, about three kilometers. most we try to speak with are too afraid to appear on camera. they are worried they won't get into hungary. and then if they do, they may not be able to get out of hungary in the coming days. everybody very aware that the border from serbia into hungary
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will be closed within a matter of hours. when we get to the hungarian side of the border, it is effectively sealed. construction of the fence nears completion and police, some mounted on horseback, are out in greater numbers. soldiers guard gaps that just hours earlier refugees walked through. while families barred from entry decide to make a path towards another possible crossing point, a train carriage in razor wire comes in. just one more road block for these refugees on a road that seems to get longer every day. >> i said hungary austria border. i should have said hungary serbia border. mohamed, clearly speaking to all those people who are trying to make it into hungary before the
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border controls are reimposed. police started rounding them up, 9,000 of them have been rounded up in the last day. >> absolutely. and, in fact, the border which you can see behind us, just about a kilometer down the railroad tracks here, that's the unofficial border crossing. that was effectively sealed hours before it was supposed to be sealed. we have been told it was going to be sealed around midnight. we got here far earlier in the evening and that's when the cops were already out, there were policemen on horseback, there were soldiers and they were not letting refugees cross. what was happening, the refugees were being directed to an official border crossing about a kilometer away and at that point there were refugees that did manage to cross over throughout the evening and early morning. we were told that the last group got in around 2:00 a.m. local
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time. and then many of them were told, thousands of them were taken by train to hungary's border with australia. nonetheless, what was a very chaotic situation here yesterday, it's a stark contrast today. it's very calm, we are not seeing any refugees crossing over right now. though we are told that there are a few hundred refugees that are at that official border crossing a couple of kilometers away, they are trying to come in. but that the hungarian authorities are not letting them. it doesn't seem as though the problem is going to get yesterday. some of the voices you heard in the report you showed, they said they have come too far to be turned away. now we are hearing that there are syrian refugees, groups trying to figure out a way to get smuggled into other countries so they can avoid hungary and get into austria. it's still dire. the situation isn't getting better here in hungary.
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i just spoke to a representative from unhcr, there are seven tents here at this unofficial border crossing, but there are no refugees. the representative said they hoped to be able to start helping the hungarian government process the refugees. but they are going to try to go to another location and help other refugees getting into the country by other measures. >> just when you thought it couldn't get any worse. thank you for that. this is the first port of call for many refugees. they are often escaping political unrest. we visited a refugee camp in rome where 90% are from artrea. >> reporter: this is a changing
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population of people on the move. fleeing their homeland was the hard, much easier staying under the radar is italy. authority seem pretty relaxed about enforcing. there is a silent agreement with the local police. >> translator: sometimes they will come over and ask us if everything is fine. if there are any problems. but there are no problems here. >> reporter: this young mother who wants their identities concealed, spent four years in a camp in sudan doing what she had to to keep them safe. she's grateful for the help she's received, but after the sacrifices and risks, she wants the best for her children. for her that means britain. eu leaders want to gain control of this kind of movement with their own identification centers in so-called hotspots. the government in rome is
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struggling to house refugees here. >> italians are afraid of migration also because they don't think that italian state is fully in control and can defend them from migrants. that is to say, accepting them and controlling them. >> reporter: the problem is that the more people who properly identified here in the country where so many first set foot in europe, the more they have to house and whose applications they have to process. that's why the italians are so keen for europe to make good on the eu president's plans to redistribute some 160,000 properly identified new arrivals around the continent. after a brief lull for bad weather, boots bound for italy are launching from north america. on sunday the navy plucked 284 people from this overloaded fishing boat. for many, it's the start of the next stage of their undocumented
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journey on through europe. mar come turnbull has been sworn in as australia's new prime minister. turnbull resigned from the cabinet and asked abbott to step aside. he won a leadership vote from the party. >> reporter: things happen fast in australian politics. 24 hours after he said he would challenge tony abbott, turnbull was sworn in. tony abbott says he got too distracted and wasn't able to present a positive vision of where the country was going. >> the australia of the future has to be a nation that is agile, that is innovative, creative. we cannot be defensive, we
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cannot future-proof ourselves. we have to recognize that the disruption that we see driven by technology, the volatility and change, is our friend, is our friend if we are agile and smart enough to take advantage of it. there has never been a more exciting time to be alive than today. and there has never been a more exciting time to be an australian. >> they are in the same political party. what policy differences there will be won't be huge. but turnbull is more left of the party. tony abbott is more on the right. there will be changes. turn bill will take the issue of climate change more seriously. he's also a supporter of guy marriage that tony abbott never was. in the coming days, the new cabinet will be formed.
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that will give us a new direction of the government. >> coming up, a thick haze is choking the sky over malaysia. we'll tell you how weather experts plan to clear the air. plus, from singing songings of resistance to fleeing the war, the story of syrias legendary piano man.
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>> millions at stake. shady investments. limited oversight. >> super pacs are part of the wild wild west of campaign finance. >> could actor daniel craig be the latest super pac scam victim? an ali velshi, on target, special investigation. >> welcome back. to remind you of the top stories, israel's military
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stormed a compound for a third day. 17 palestinians have been injured. tuesday marks the start of the jewish new year when jews are allowed access to the site. hungarian police have detained more than 9,000 refugees crossing into the country from serbia. several european countries have begun taking border controls. and malcolm turnbull has been sworn in as australia's new prime minister. mexico's foreign minister is headed to egypt to get more details about the investigation into the deaths of mexican tourists. they were among the 12 people excellently killed when egyptian aircraft opened fire on their con view. we have thconvoy. >> mexico's president, enrique
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pena nieto, says he's still in shock following the incident that took place on sunday. >> yesterday's events saddened us as a nation. there hasn't been a precedent like this. mexico demanded from the egyptian government an exhaustive, thorough and prompt investigation which establishes responsibility. >> the mexican president says government officials have been sent to egypt to help with the repatriatation of the victims. >> my sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of those who passed away. >> the injured were taken to the hospital for treatment. the acting prime minister of egypt arrived at the hospital to visit the injured. egypt expressed regret, but it says the tourists were in a restricted area without permission. 22 tourists were traveling in four four-wheel drive vehicles. a number of egyptians were
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killed. his government condemns these acts against our citizens. egyptian troops are said to have been chasing armed fighters. they were traveling in similar vehicles to the mexican tourists. the kuwaiti court sentenced people to death. they were accused of helping a saudi bomber carry out the attacks. eight people were given prison terms from 8 to 14 years. the u.n. special envoy to yemen is meeting for talks.
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on the ground, troops were the saudi led coalition are moving towards the capital. they are fighting in the central province, the staging ground for the coalition's push. in the southwest 20 houthi fighters have been killed. eight troops loyal to president hadi were also killed. the u.s. is concerned that russia is stepping up its support for assad. it's believed that russia deployed 200 naval infenforces. >> they don't know why the russian military is expanding its air strip or why it's sending in the number of troops that are on the ground said to
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be around 200, although pentagon officials won't confirm that. the pentagon is very concerned and the obama administration is concerned for that matter about the possibility of russian forces, one supporting the syrian military in its civil war against the moderate opposition and, two, possibly coming into conflict with the u.s. led coalition that has been going after isil in the northern part of syria. while russia and the u.s. agree that isil is a threat to both of their countries and to their allied security needs, the u.s. and coalition have not invited russia to take part in the fight against isil mainly because the u.s. believes that russia would do so only in an attempt to prop up assad which the u.s. opposes. the u.s. does not want to go into how it knows that the russians are apparently making attempts to build what it's calling a forward operating air base, but it says that it is
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watching these developments with concern. a talented musician who escaped from a refugee camp in syria is trying to make it to europe. he plans to risk his life crossing the mediterranean in hopes of making it to greece from turkey. >> reporter: this is in the refugee camp singing songs of resist dance against president assad's regime. throughout the war in syria, the talented pianist held concerts in the bombed streets where 18,000 of syria's palestinians are trapped. since escaping, he and his family have been trying to get to europe. they traveled to turkey and on monday he posted on picture of himself on facebook wearing a life jacket. he wrote there is mediterranean.
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i would like to ride your waves. people just want to go to europe. they ride in dingies proned to overturning in seconds. this is what he left behind. the camps for palestinians has been besieged for more than three years by the syrian government because rebel groups are also based there. its people are starving with no running water and no electricity. isil fighters stormed it. they beheaded resident its and raped women. they banned music and set fire to his piano. on monday a friend wrote on facebook, our dearest friend escaped. today he makes his way from turkey to europe by the world's deadliest border, the mediterranean. i hope he changes his mind,
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there must be a way, a way that is more safe. for now all they can do is wait for news and hope he makes it across the water safely. a woman living in a community in pakistan has won an international award for building a school for afghan refugee girls. she's receiving the u.n.'s award for her work. but getting the men to support her wasn't easy. [singing] >> the start of another school day. these girls are afghan refugees living in a remote community. they lie close to the mountains. their families left afghanistan over 30 years ago when the soviet union invaded. the school principal also fled
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here. to a refugee camp in the middle of nowhere. the first thing she noticed was there was no school for girls. >> translator: we struggle to convince people they should allow the girls to go to school. i started with one tent. there were no book, pens, pencils. slowly people began sending their girls. >> reporter: at first it was only a few students. there aren't enough rooms, some classes are taught in hot, stuffy alcoves. >> translator: the children were backwards. they didn't know about respect, dignity and their rights. they were treated by animals and weren't asked if they wanted to marry a particular man or not. now the girls have the opportunity to decide. >> reporter: refugees have lived here for so long, now it's a
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proper village. this is traditional society. people are afghan refugees. and they follow a custom where women are kept indoors and out of sight. so for years allowing daughters to go to school was out of the question. this was one of the first elders to support girls' education. >> translator: the school started at a time the taliban was ruling. when we started the movement, even i was threatened. but if i die for sending girls to school, i will die proud. >> reporter: in this society, there is no chance for them to continue to study as young adults. many still believe that would shame the family. perhaps with time that, too, will change. especially if she has anything
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to do with it. smoke from huge forest fires in indonesia has been spreading to malaysia and singapore. it's forced authorities to shut schools in four states. >> air quality have become so bad that schools in several states have been ordered to close. they are going to start a cloud seeding exercise. >> cloud seeding is one way to disburse the haze in terms of bring down all the haze particle that is suspended in the air toward the ground. but for temporary relief measures. the best way to tackle the haze is to stop the source, that is the fires in indonesian the
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problem has become so bad, it strains relations. officials are due to meet later this week to discuss the issue. in the meantime, the weather bureau forecast a change in wind direction. and says that may help blow the smog away for a few days. hundreds of people have lost their homes to wildfires in the u.s. state of california. many are having to take refuge in tents and are living on donations. the areas they have been moved from are still too dangerous to return to. a state of emergency has been declared. one of the residents says the fires were so powerful, that his house was burned to the ground in 3 30 minutes. >> by the time we noticed the smoke, i saw the fire jumping trees, i knew i had to get my wife and kids and my animals out
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of there. by the time i left there was fires on both sides of the road. >> all the days news, sports and all of the latest developments can be found on our website, >> this week on talk to al jazeera, renowned architect david adjaye. he's designing the smithsonian's national museum of african american history and culture on the mall in washington, d.c. >> i think that what the world will see is that the african american story is not a footnote, but probably the lens to really understand america, to this day. >> from a cancer treatment center in rwanda to an affordable housing project in new york, plus dozens of projects in development around the world, adjaye says he is trying to make architecture relevant. >> i hold the work up the


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